Consultant Nurse for Sexual Health at Waltham Forest PCTWhipps Cross University Hospital

Previously Practice Educator (Sexual Health), St George's Hospital, Tooting, in which role she had a strong clinical practice and education/development focus, Michelle also develops and delivers pre- and post-registration education at Kingston University. She developed a competency-based training and assessment tool for nurses (2001), and recently added to this for the healthcare support worker role. Michelle presented her competency work at the London Network of Nurses and Midwives (formerly London Standing Conference) Sexual Health group.This led to development of an integrated career and competency framework for sexual and reproductive health nursing (a collaborative project, published by the Royal College of Nursing in 2004). Michelle currently co-chairs the London Sexual Health Group.

Her clinical background (she started in Medicine/Rheumatology) sparked an interest in sexually transmitted infections and sexual health. Michelle has been nursing in sexual health since 1996. Her educational background includes an MSc in Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV from University College London/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; a BA (Hons) in Social Sciences and Administration University of London, Goldsmiths' College; an ENB 276 in caring for persons with genito-urinary problems and related disorders; an ENB 934 in caring for persons with HIV/AIDS; Fertility and fertility control (a contraception qualification) and an ENB 998 in Teaching and assessing in clinical practice.

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